Democracy Now! Wednesday, June 11, 2003
As Attacks on US Soldiers Continue in Iraq We Talk to Robert Fisk who Just Returned from Fallujah
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Britain Independent’s chief foreign correspondent discusses the growing revolt among Iraqis, the so-called road map to peace in the Middle East and on his meeting with Hamas leader Abdul Aziz Rantissi.
The U.S. and U.N. Refuse to Provide Protection for Witnesses of Massacres: Dr. Sima Samar, Chair of the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission
“We keep asking the [UN] Human Rights Commission for an inquiry and investigation into [the mass graves]…I don’t know why it’s delayed…because we do believe in peace with justice…but there is a lot of argument that they don’t want to exchange stability for justice.”
Shock Radio/TV Host Michael Savage Sues Online Critics
Websites savagestupidity.com, www.michaelsavagesucks.com and www.takebackthemedia.com face $500,000 for backing a boycott organized by GLAAD.
Former Congressmember Cynthia McKinney Speaks about the War Abroad and the War at Home
“All Americans are being asked to sacrifice so that a few can get butter while the masses get guns.”
US Occupation Forces Draw up New Rules for Press Censorship of Iraqi Media
Officials say the code is not intended to censor the media, only to “stifle intemperate speech,” but Iraqi journalists who endured censorship under Saddam Hussein are protesting the decision.